Category Archives: Life

The Two Friends

I have two friends. Well, I have more than two friends… especially on Facebook, but lets say two friends that I actually know in person for a while. One friend is always positive. When I speak with her, she is … Continue reading

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House of Secrets

I have a secret to share. I grew up in a house of secrets. My parents were of the Holocaust generation. My mom had her share of trials — on the run from the Nazis since she was just six … Continue reading

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Releasing the victim game

A recent post I made on Facebook triggered several puzzled responses. I felt it may be good to further elaborate on the topic in a blog post. As I have not blogged in a long while, it also gives me … Continue reading

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The choice to choose

My ears often perk up whenever I utter the words, “I have to…,” or “I had to…” I am working on conditioning myself to avoid those words. Similarly, I’m cautious when I hear others claim, “I have to go to … Continue reading

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Empty Mind?

When teaching ‘Introduction to Meditation’ workshops, I often begin the session with a question: “What do you think of, when you hear the word meditation?” A common answer is “emptying the mind.” Let’s explore this idea. Can the mind really be … Continue reading

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What is Patience?

Patience is surrender, to this moment, and the next, and to the one that follows. Patience is the antithesis for measuring time. It is learned from a tree; it is a soul gaining wisdom, through endless life-cycles. Patient is a … Continue reading

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What 5 min meditation taught me

On some mornings I just can’t seem to find time to meditate. And for me, if I don’t meditate early in the morning, I will likely not meditate at all. What does it mean that I cannot find time to … Continue reading

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